The Citarum river is dubbed the dirtiest river in the world. It needs a comprehensive cleanup plan.
CITARUM is the epitome of our dysfunctional bureaucracy. Many cleanup programs for the largest and longest river in West Java have yet to be implemented effectively as sectoral ego among different agencies often gets in the way.
Take a look at the stalled program of Bandung Mayor Ridwan Kamil, for example. He came up with an idea to build a pipe in the river to hold household waste. But his plan went up in smoke because the river banks fall unde...